A Pilger couple escaped a house fire late Friday night after being woken by a passerby.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office, a house was fully engulfed in fire and two people still believed to be inside the residence on 575th Avenue Southeast of Pilger. The couple inside who were asleep were awaken by passerby’s, who were able to get them to exit the residence before it became fully engulfed.
Pilger Fire and Rescue responded and quickly asked for mutual aid from Wisner and Stanton Fire. The residence burned for more than two hours before being brought under control and is a total loss. No injuries were reported and fire crews remained on scene until early Saturday morning.
A fund has been set up for the Gene Sateren family at Midwest Bank in Wisner. Donations can be mailed to Sateren House Fire Fund, c/o Midwest Bank, PO Box 629, Wisner, NE 68791.